regular fsck runs are too disturbing

Waldemar Kornewald wkornew at
Thu Sep 27 08:03:32 UTC 2007

On 9/27/07, Erik Andrén <erik.andren at> wrote:
> 2007/9/27, Waldemar Kornewald <wkornew at>:
> > ...
> > ------
> > Are there any alternatives? Here are two examples:
> >
> > Use SMART (AFAIK, Vista does that).
> SMART is hardware- and not filesystem dependent.
>  Besides, the implementation of SMART differs wildly from each hard-drive
> manufacturer.

Isn't a hardware defect the main reason a file system can be corrupted
without a crash? There can be serious FS bugs, but aren't those very
rare, anyway? What else could lead to FS corruption?

Waldemar Kornewald

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